At what age does the average puppy develop a sense of smell?

Close up of a gray dog with a large black nose and blue eyes

How many hours a day do puppies usually sleep during a growth spurt?

A little gray puppy sleeping inside of a pink sleeping bag

How many months is a female dog pregnant before giving birth?

A Mini Fox Terrier laying on her side showing a big pregnant belly

In the first 20 days of a puppy’s life it’s mental capacity is

Puppies are born deaf

A drawing of a gray puppy with a white blaze and white tipped paws laying down wearing headphones

Most mother dogs stop taking care of their puppies by the age of


A mother dog teaches the puppies in the litter manners, respect, social skills, and proper etiquette, along with many other valuable lessons. A puppy should never be taken away from its mother before the age of


Puppies start to become aware of their surroundings at age

Dogs can only become pregnant when they are in heat.

A tan pregnant dog with a big belly standing up

At what age do puppies first begin to explore their surroundings?